Lasers over Pittsburgh (comments, suggestions pls).

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by sammykhalifa, Jun 19, 2013.

  1. sammykhalifa

    sammykhalifa Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 22, 2012
    Pittsburgh PA
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    The annual Pittsburgh Arts Festival took place a few weeks ago. Especially exciting was the grand re-opening of the Fountain at Point State Park, a city icon that has been turned off for renovation for four (!) years. To commemorate, the city set up a special beacon-like set of lights, illuminating the fountain from one of the prominent buildings downtown.

    It was incredible--I couldn't possibly do it justice. I had trouble deciding on what to focus on, how to expose, etc. But I like some of these. I'm hoping for suggestions for improving (either things I could have done at the time or for PP). Overall I think this was a neat scene and I like the composition but I'm not so sure about actual "quality" with the wide range of light/dark involved. I have a LR4 and the Nik plugins available. Some of these look "overcooked" when I tried messing with LR levels--even though for some (esp the last one) I think they look a little neat that way.

    Shot these all with the 20mm and my Hexanon 57.









  2. ThomD

    ThomD Mu-43 Veteran

    Jun 1, 2013
    SF Bay Area
  3. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Very enjoyable set! Love it! What camera did you use?:2thumbs:
  4. DeeJayK

    DeeJayK Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Feb 8, 2011
    Pacific Northwest, USA
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    Uh oh, looks like the dreaded "purple blob" issue is spreading from the P7-14 to the P20 now. :tongue:

    Looks like a fun event! :thumbup:
  5. madogvelkor

    madogvelkor Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 22, 2013
    I like how it looks like the building is blasting the water with lasers! :)
  6. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Should be a great view from Mount Washington near the Duquesne Incline (or further down) looking down on PPG Place and Point State Park
  7. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    I love it! I grew up outside of Pgh, near Monroeville. Great shots of the event! :2thumbs:
  8. JeffG1

    JeffG1 New to Mu-43

    May 4, 2013
    I'm sorry I missed this in person! I was in town for a wedding a week before it opened and I was disappointed to find that the entire fountain area was fenced off.

    Glad to see some shots of it, they look great!!
  9. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
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    Really cool photos.